Prove Your Pan Flute Pedigree
Prove Your Pan Flute Pedigree

    There is an unspoken anxiety among many pan flutists today that causes some to "prove their pedigree". Here are some of the common methods:

1. Photo association with Gheorghe Zamfir (view an example).

2. Domination of a pan flute-themed chat group for the primary purpose of advancing one's own private agenda/interests.

3. Association (online and/or offline) with a prominent European (preferably Romanian) pan flute teacher.

4. Endorsement (online and/or offline) from a pan flute teacher (preferably a prominent Romanian teacher).

5. Certification stating the completion of academic studies or educational seminars from a pan flute teacher (preferably a prominent Romanian teacher).

6. Endorsement (online and/or offline) from a prominent pan flute builder or company, in the form of web links, testimonials, referrals, etc.

"Finally, what is the "holy grail" of all pan flute pedigrees? The opportunity to assume Gheorghe Zamfir's preeminent position in the world of the pan flute".     - Douglas Bishop